#VMBrightSpots—Dr. Chinn's Vision Care

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Monday, January 25, 2021 11:01 AM For the team at Dr. Chinn's Vision Care in San Diego, their first  Local Artist x Lens Cloth Program collaboration of 2021 has been a total bright spot. 

Vision Source Sets August Dates for The Exchange Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:30 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—With the health and safety of its members a priority, Vision Source has set the dates of its annual meeting The Exchange as Aug. 4 through Aug. 7. The four-day event is now scheduled for the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston (it had previously been scheduled to be there in mid-April). At this year’s Exchange, Vision Source also plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding.Vision Source noted that The Exchange has helped to “shape the industry and champion private practice” since 1990. The 2021 event previously had been scheduled for April 14-17 in Houston. In moving the event to early August, the group noted that “careful consideration” of the current COVID-19 situation was taken.

Clear Sight Partners LLC Formed by S.F. Investment Firm, Brian Hauser Named CEO

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. (SBJ), a San Francisco-based investment firm, announced that it has completed a partnership with five Florida vision practices and a group of nine retail stores to form Clear Sight Partners, LLC (CSP).

Hilco Vision Issues Proprietary Study of Frame Materials Compatibility With Sanitization and Cleaning Protocols

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:24 AM PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision is releasing today the results of a proprietary and first-of-its-kind study of frame material compatibility with surface cleaners that have environmentally friendly active ingredients.

GrandVision Says COVID-19 Slowed Sales Momentum in Q4, and Notes Continued Support for Deal With EssilorLuxottica

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:21 AM SCHIPHOL, the Netherlands—GrandVision NV (EURONEXT: GVNV) reported Friday that despite a “strong revenue recovery in the third quarter,” the impact of a second wave of COVID-19 across its markets dampened the momentum in the final months of 2020.

The Vision Council Names Alysse Henkel Director of Research Data and Analytics

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has named Alysse Henkel its director of research data and analytics. In this role, Henkel will be responsible for establishing data management systems and policies to enable complex analysis of large data sets, developing robust market modeling sources and systems, and communicating relevant insights that can contribute to actionable and strategic business recommendations. Her appointment also marks an expansion of The Vision Council’s research team, which is overseen by Nathan Troxell, director of consumer and market insights. Henkel will also work alongside Steve Kodey, senior director of industry research.

Alcon Launches Precision1 for Astigmatism in U.S.

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:09 AM

Komono Intros Metamorphosis Sun Collection

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:06 AM

Pandemic Consumer Trends Might Stick Around

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Friday, January 22, 2021 12:41 PM COVID-19 has forced us to change our behaviors in more ways than one, including how we shop. Although many of us are hoping to get back to normal as soon as possible, some of the trends we've adopted during the pandemic might just stick around, especially when it comes to consumer behavior. Head over to The Wall Street Journal to learn more. 

Current, Deadly U.S. Coronavirus Surge Has Peaked, Researchers Say

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Friday, January 22, 2021 10:15 AM Often what we see is a sort of cyclical pattern where things worsen and so people stay home more. They are more vigilant about wearing masks. They skip the restaurants or the get-togethers. But as things improve people relax a little bit and incorporate some of those risky behaviors again and things can again accelerate.

Fedon Supports San Martino Hospital In Belluno

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Friday, January 22, 2021 10:15 AM Helping and supporting hospitals in their fight against COVID-19 during these difficult times is an important act of responsibility by companies and individuals alike. This is why Fedon has decided to support the San Martino hospital in Belluno by donating 400 Mr. Klar Anti Fog sprays for lenses and shields.

A Look Back at Weekend's Most Read Features in 2020

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Friday, January 22, 2021 10:00 AM To say that 2020 was a monumental year for news is an understatement. Let’s just say there was a lot going on. But through it all, Vision Monday was able to bring you a little relief from the constant barrage of news and current events with our weekly VMAIL Weekend editions. Now that 2020 is officially over, we here at Weekend thought it might be a good time to look back at some of our most popular features from our 2020 Today’s Read archives. So here they are, 10 of Vision Monday's readers' Most Read Today’s Reads from 2020. Although it was a year many of us would like to forget, the VM staff did manage to provide some respite and relief from the tumultuous events that were the hallmark of 2020. Read More

Review of Optometric Business: COVID Vaccine—Can You Require Employees to Get It?

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Friday, January 22, 2021 8:00 AM As a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, some employers may want to require their employees to get vaccinated. However, employers, including optometric practice owners, need to be cautious and understand what the laws say before requiring inoculation. If you are considering mandating a vaccination for employees, I would recommend consulting with an attorney. This article is not legal advice, but does provide background on the issue and some points that employers should consider. Read More

Insta-Pick for 1-23-21

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Friday, January 22, 2021 7:15 AM